Tuesday, February 8, 2011

City Crafter Challenge Blog ~ Week 43 All that glitters.....


This week at City Crafter is a tough one for me, LOL!
Ros wants us to use GOLD and SILVER on our project, boy oh boy, I don't think I have anything done in these colors.... oh well, I love to be challenged, that is one way I push myself out of my comfort zone, no more purple, lilac and pink on this one!!!!!!

Since it is Chinese New Year (The Lunar New Year is 15 days long), I decided to make a Chinese New Year card for next year, LOL!


Chinese New Year is all about RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GOLD.... all the "lucky colors" according to the Chinese.


these gold embossing power leaves my face all glittered....


In the Chinese custom, parents give this little packet to their children on New Year's Eve, it contains $$$$, it symbolized all things good - good health, luck, fortune etc...
Children received from elderly these little packet too, as long as you are not married, even you are 59, you'll still get these little red packet with money from your parents, your grandparents, your aunts and uncles etc....


Hop over to City Crafter Challenge Blog to see what our DT created for you, and we have Johanna as Guest Designer this week, I adore Johanna soft and romantic style, she is one of the first few crafters that I get my inspiration from when I first started blogging about a year ago.

And my dear blog buddy Sylvia Nelson is sponsoring City Crafter this week with a beautiful prize package, hurry, hop over and see what you stand to win.

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Click HERE to link to my GIVEAWAY post



22 comments:

Sylvia said...

Hey, I am first today to comment! I have not been stalking your blog!!! I love your chinese New Year card, even if it is for next year. Just don't forget where you put it! that is what happens to me! Gold and or silver is so difficult for me! Hugs my friend!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love your Chinese New Year cards. Great color combo. :)

Deb Hickman said...

Love your card and what a fabulous tradition.

Deb x

Doreen said...

I love this it is fabulous.xxx

Jaime Lee said...

I love how you emboss the outline of the flower with Gold. The card is just awesome for this special occasion. This year my "red packet" majority was from OCBC too! I hope you have fun celebrating CNY :)

Lea said...

Very cool card! Love how those flowers turned out!

Diane Jaquay said...

I find gold and silver hard to work with, but you've done a beautiful job with this card Kirsty! The flowers are gorgeous!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

wonderful Chinese New Year card, kirsty! hehe, gotta love lisee :). i hope to play along this week. thanks for sharing and have a lovely day! *hugs* steph :)

Stella said...

i think you did an amazing job with gold and silver. I am always in trouble with red but you;re fabulous with hit. Lok at this beauty; it's gorgeous! Perfect with that gold and silver!

How lovely to read about this tradition!

sharon Ong said...

Hi Kirsty!! Thank you for your kind sweet words on my blog! And its great to meet a new crafty friend from far away! :) I really like the little details you put on your cards! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

"As long as you are not married, even if you are 59..." LOL!!! Your card is wonderful, Kirsty! I love how you incorporated all of the lucky colours!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Hey Kirsty .... as always... your card is stunning....love the colors combo...and you know what... I love your little bloom.... simply gorgeous....

Thank you...so much....I have received the DEC Prize ...I'm all excited...can't wait to get my hands dirty....LOL....

psst...I love the bloom...I'm curious with stamps..that you stamped on the bloom...it feels different... hugs...xoxo

Ira said...

Wonderful Chinese cards Kirsty, that flower stamp is gorgeous!

Ros said...

You rocked it Kirsty!!! Love this ... and love the tradition of the New Year ... always so nice to learn about different cultures ... keep safe

Sandy Ang said...

A new year card in awesome style ! Now who's afraid of gold and silver.

Linda R. said...

what a great card.. I just love that flower stamp.. I love that tradition you spoke about.. See you learn something new everyday!!

Have fun in LA.. Hugs, Linda

Ginny said...

Very pretty card. I struggle with large designs and you did a great job. I love how you embossed the large flower design and used it as your background. What a wonderful tradition for the new year.

Amelia Khalik said...

Ooohhh lovely CNY card!! Ur really good with cards. There's so much idea n design. I just cant wait for ur next one!!!

koralee said...

Sending you some love today my friend. xoxoo

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is soooooo lovely!! LOVE that gold embossing! Love the tradition of Chinese New Year!

june lanum said...

so pretty

Craftylicious said...

I love your CNY cards! It truly exudes the CNY feel! n wat a fab way to use your PTI stamps! :)